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Pet Dental Disease

Dental Disease with Lynn Broom

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Dental disease is a common finding in pet dogs and cats. Often there are breed predispositions to poor dental health and it is worth...
Understanding Gastroenteritis with Lynn Broom

Understanding Gastroenteritis with Lynn Broom

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One of the commonest problems we see in veterinary practice is dogs with vomiting and/or diarrhoea known as gastroenteritis. Understanding the causes and management...
Animal Encounters, at North Cadbury Primary

Animal magic at North Cadbury Primary

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It’s not every day you get to meet an armadillo at school. Or a python, pygmy owl or giant stick insect. However, children at North...
Ask the vet… with Lynn Broom

Dogs are not small humans! Ask the vet… with Lynn Broom

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We love our dogs as members of our families and we sometimes forget that they are not human. They do, however, differ from humans...
Mindful Cafes, Gillingham and Stalbridge

Mindful cafes offer more than just a cup of tea

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Do you or someone you love live with memory loss dementia? If so, a warm welcome awaits you at Mindful Cafes. You can have...
Kim Williams with some of her alpacas at Cary Alpacas

Kim’s creating warm & fluffy moments for people with warm & fluffy alpacas

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A retired Royal Navy Wren is enjoying a new role helping people through interaction with her herd of alpacas. Four years ago Kim Williams,...
LEAD ROLE: Bobbie the Jack Russell at Shaftesbury Primary School

Bobbie’s a star at school

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At Shaftesbury Primary School, the staff work as a team to help everyone at the school be the best that they can be. One very...
Farm vets and internal specialist referrals

Farm vets and internal specialist referrals

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By Alice Miller BVSC DBR MRCVS Friars Moor Livestock Health If you have been unfortunate enough to have a pet with a complicated or unknown...
Ralphy the Pug

A happy tail of two rescue animals

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Margaret Green Animal Rescue finds forever homes for cats, dogs, farm and small animals. Staff at the Dorset centre love to hear how they...
GROOM AT THE TOP: Kelly Davis celebrates winning the BBC’s Pooch Perfect prize

TV grooming champ Kelly’s message to inspire youngsters

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Champion dog groomer Kelly Davis hopes her triumph in BBC’s Pooch Perfect show will inspire youngsters to succeed.
 Kelly left school with no qualifications but...

Latest Pets Stories

Complex matters of the animal brain

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By Lynn Broom Longmead Veterinary Practice. THE brain is a fascinating and complex organ. We know its basic function involving nerves and electrical impulses, but how...

So, did we domesticate the cat – or did they domesticate...

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By Lynn Broom. Longmead Veterinary Practice Cats have interacted with humans for thousands of years, potentially as far back as 12,000 years ago when humans first...

Should I castrate my dog?

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by Lynn Broom. Longmead Veterinary Practice Pet dogs kept in family houses are often castrated to enable them to be more acceptable companions and to reduce...